GreatNews.Life’s Region Sports Recap: January 23 – January 29

GreatNews.Life’s Region Sports Recap:  January 23 – January 29

The Region has some of the best sports action in the entire state of Indiana. Tune in for an update on what's happening now around Northwest Indiana! 

Check out our galleries from this past weekend and catch up on all the sports news you might have missed!

Coverage Recap

This weekend, wrestling overtook Northwest Indiana with four Sectional meets last Saturday building a competitive bracket for Regionals.


List of schools that participated:

La Porte, Chesterton, Glenn, Knox, Marquette Catholic, Michigan City, New Prairie, Valparaiso


  • 1st. Chesterton 247. 0
  • 2nd. New Prairie 212.0
  • 3rd. Valparaiso 198.0
  • 4th. La Porte 193.0
  • 5th. Glenn 133.0
  • 6th. Knox 110.0
  • 7th. Michigan City 81.0

View full our coverage of the event here.


Schools Participating:

EC, Gary West Side, Bishop Noll. Hammond Central High, Morton, LC, Merrillville, Munster, Whiting High School.


  • 1st. Lake Central 284.0
  • 2nd. Merrillville 277.0
  • 3rd. Munster 190.5
  • 4th. Hammond Central 148.5
  • 5th. Hammond Bishop Noll 88.5

View our full coverage of the sectional meet here.


Schools Participating:

Crown Point, Boone Grove, Hanover, Hebron, Kankakee Valley, Lowell, North Newton, South Newton, Wheeler.


  • 1st. Crown Point 325.0
  • 2nd. Lowell 196.0
  • 3rd. Hanover Central 189.5
  • 4th. Kankakee Valley 117.0
  • 5th. Hebron 97.0
  • 6th. Wheeler 85.0
  • 7th. Illiana Christian 79.5
  • 8th. Boone Grove 77.0
  • 9th. North Newton 55.0
  • 10th. South Newton 0.0

View our full coverage of this event here.


Schools Participating:

Portage, Andrean, Calumet, Griffith, Highland, Edison, River Forest.


  • 1st. Portage High School 245
  • 2nd. Hobart High School 237
  • 3rd. Highland High School 151

View our full coverage of the meet here.


Chesterton High School vs. Hanover Central High School

On Saturday, January 27, the Chesterton Trojans Boys Basketball team took the victory over the Hanover Wildcats 60-28. The game at Hanover started with Chesterton hitting a first quarter run of 17-2, a pace Chesterton kept throughout the game.

View more photos from the game here.

Region Sports Update

Congratulations to Keagen Holder of the Morgan Township Boys Basketball team for receiving the Porter County Conference M.E. Dinsmoore Mental Attitude Award. Also, congratulations to Peyton Honchar of the Morgan Township Girls Basketball team for receiving the PCC James W. Dold Mental Attitude Award in Girl's Basketball.

The Crown Point Bulldogs Boys Wrestling team won its fifth consecutive Duneland Athletic Conference Championship and its 22nd consecutive Sectional Championship. 

Ava Ziolkowski of the Crown Point Bulldogs Girls Basketball team broke the single season scoring record and became the eighth person in school history to score 1,000 points!

Shoutout to the Valparaiso Vikings Boys Basketball team who got a 62-55 victory against Munster on Saturday. 

  • Jack Smiley had 26 points, 9 assists, and 6 rebounds
  • KJ Avery had 8 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists
  • Caden Crowell had 8 points and 5 rebounds
  • Julian Stokes had 7 points and 4 rebounds
  • The Vikings move their win-streak to three.

Next Week in Sports

On Tuesday, January 30, the (18-4) Munster Mustangs Girls Basketball team will face the (20-4) Lake Central Indians while the (16-7) Valparaiso Vikings Girls Basketball team plays the (17-7) Chesterton Trojans in the first round of Sectionals. 

The (14-10) Crown Point Bulldogs Girls Basketball team faces the (13-10) Lowell Red Devils in the first round of Sectionals this Wednesday. 

On Thursday, February 1, Girls Swimming Sectional prelims begin as South Bend Riley, Munster, and Valparaiso all host. 

Saturday, February 3, the Boys Wrestling Regional round begins in what should be a day filled with action. Many Region athletes will be competing at Hobart or Crown Point depending on where their respective sectionals were.

Check out our sports galleries from past weeks!